An Abraham Lincoln Bible, which experts didn’t know about, resurfaced, 150 years after the president’s assassination. Lincoln was vague on the subject of religion and this Bible gives new clues about his faith.
When the president died, his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, gave the Bible to Rev. Noyes Miner, a Baptist minister and family friend. The Bible weighed 18 pounds, had a hand-tooled leather cover, and gilt-edged pages, reports Smithsonian Magazine.
We see it as an important artifact to preserve for history’s sake, but also the beginning of a conversation about the relevance of Lincoln and the role of religion in